Skip to comments.North Korea Launch Zone Found
Posted on 04/11/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT by SatinDoll
U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Koreas east coast...
The North Koreans recently began fueling two road-mobile Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles located along the east coast between the cities of Wonsan and Hamhung,..
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in addition to the 2,500-mile-range Musudans the North Koreans could conduct test firings of several 620-mile-range Nodong missiles and shorter-range Scuds simultaneously as a way to thwart U.S. missile defenses.
Unlike earlier launches, the North Koreans are not expected to provide advance warning of the timing for the launches, such as announcing a sea and air closure zone, because of heightened U.S. and Japanese missile defenses.
The Pentagon has at least four missile-interceptor ships in the region equipped with SM-3 interceptors. Additionally, long-range interceptors based in Alaska and California are ready to counter any missiles fired toward the United States.
The United States and Japan are preparing to shoot down the missiles if they fly over Japanese territory or are aimed at U.S. bases in the region, said one official.
The missile tests would be banned under U.N. Security Council resolutions passed after earlier long-range missile tests by North Korea.
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There is a lot of mis- amd dis- information posted about this lately, mostly from foreign sources.
I highly respect Gertz so I will take this seriously.
Not much of a scoop, though, we’ve been discussing the same info for days, including the launch zone. Gertz needs to get out more.
Read it earlier this morning....good info.
When I first saw the headline my initial reaction was “I didn’t know it had been lost.....”
Someone should send a text to Bammie out on the Golf Course.
He may like to know this.
I suppose that there is at least one military satellite that has been parked over NK for some time. The military knows much more than the would ever talk about.
Was the launch zone missing?
That is the title of the article and required for posting.
Why hasn’t Congress passed a resolution granting the President approval for preemptively taking out North Korea’s launch facilities and nuclear weapons production facilities?
1. North Korea has declared it will strike the U.S.
2. We grant the President approval for a preemptive strike
against North Korea.
I don’t know why Congress hasn’t passed such a resolution: perhaps it is dysfunctional. That would be my guess.
Boehner and McConnell seem to be flummoxed all the time.
And who really believes anyway, that BHO2 would recognize his duty as Commander-in-Chief, comply and fire-off a preemptive strike against fellow Marxists?
Keep in mind, folks, that BHO2 stated in his “autobiography” that he was a Marxist-Leninist while attending Occidental College. There are former students who were there at the same time, were acquainted with him and who verify the claim.
Defense Intelligence Agency report says NK does have deliverable nuclear weapons via ballistic missiles!!!
A study just completed by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency says North Korea may have nuclear weapons that could be delivered by ballistic missiles, a congressman said Thursday.
The revelation came from Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, during a House Intelligence Committee hearing.
"Quoting from the unclassified portion, which I believe has not yet been made public, they say, quote, 'DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivering by ballistic missiles. However, the reliability will be low.'" Lamborn told Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who was testifying before the committee.
Lamborn asked Dempsey if he agreed with the assessment. Dempsey appeared to be caught off guard.
"Well, I haven't seen it," Dempsey replied. "And you said it's not publicly released, so I -- I choose not to comment on it."
You see #13, 14?
50 megaton delivered at 1000 feet detonation.. should do the job .. next
If NK tries for Guam we and they each get a test.
They test their missle.
We test our defense against missles.
Guam hoping for a good outcome.
“The United States and Japan are preparing to shoot down the missiles if they fly over Japanese territory or are aimed at U.S. bases in the region, said one official.”
This is what bugs me. Why the condition? Why don’t we tell them that anything leaving the ground and going up will be shot down. It is MUCH, MUCH, easier to shoot these things down at the beginning of their ride, than trying to hit them at Mach 10 (or whatever) as they prepare to strike a (hopefully Blue) city.
Pinging some people on last night’s thread to 13, 14
To be fair, we should consult Mr. Macnamara (he is still alive, no?) and go bomb some non-strategic wood piles. That’ll show ‘em.
And Commie China reaps all of the ISR education of a lifetime.
What would President Bush do? Or President Reagan?
“...Why dont we tell them that anything leaving the ground and going up will be shot down...”
I read you alright. The following third paragraph from the article:
“The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in addition to the 2,500-mile-range Musudans the North Koreans could conduct test firings of several 620-mile-range Nodong missiles and shorter-range Scuds simultaneously as a way to thwart U.S. missile defenses.”
Ahh, crafty Norks! They anticipated that move.
The Norks, anticipating our every move, are no doubt engaged in positioning decoy hardware for us to follow.
Actually, they test their missile, we test shooting it down and we test our own missile and see if they can shoot it down.
“Why hasnt Congress passed a resolution granting the President approval for preemptively taking out North Koreas launch facilities and nuclear weapons production facilities?”
That’s a great question considering N. Korea is still at war with the UN. Some would argue that since we are technically still at war, the president already has the authority. On the other hand, Congress never formally declared war on N. Korea, so others would argue that the war was illegal in the first place.
I don’t think a lack of authorization is the issue, but rather, a lack of governmental will.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is deceased
(b. June 9, 1916, d. Nov. 6, 2009 ).
Well, I’m sure the military is nearly back to his processes anyway! :) Appeasement!
(shows you how much I cared to look it up :) )
50 MT? Dont need anywhere near that big. 1 MT would be more than enough.
Thanks, my wife just told me this was confirmed on SK national media this morning.
Biological and nuclear were both mentioned. SK also has a big stockpile of chemical.
I’m pretty sure we don’t have a Tsar Bomba lying around anyway.
Please tell me that Nancy Pelosi’s district is in range.
Oh ya mean that district and state with the most military bases/Naval weapons/military personnel/and DOD R&D stuff in the U.S? We'd be much better off if NK missile malfunctioned and stuck somewhere like a corn field in South Dakota where you live.
No, if San Fran were destroyed, there might be a voter balance change such that Rats and the heathen criminal enterprise are out of the running
I once read somewhere that 4 or so of those 50MT firecrackers ,if they were detonated in a short span of time, placed correctly, could split the planet apart. Of course we have all read all sorts of things about nukes over the years, I just remember that as I thought it was interesting. No doubt, a 50MT is a big bang. Isn’t that what the Tsar was rated? Or was it more? Didn’t they actually reduce it some, because they were afraid the bomber couldn’t get away?
-— This is what bugs me. Why the condition? ——
I’m with you.
But worse than that, do you have any confidence that Zippy would retaliate against a first strike?
I think he’d celebrate, in private. This time he’ll be smart enough to appear in a meeting, in the aftermath. He’ll look very concerned.
Hardly, Tsar Bomba create a five mile diameter fireball in open air. Below-ground crater size, for a buried detonation, might be a little bigger. Zone of total destruction above ground (burning; pressure damage) was about a 50 mile radius. Earth is just under 8,000 miles diameter. Not much chance a rock that size is going to crumble based on those little firecrackers.
More fun jokes bert? You're so funny!
Hey, maybe since NK have one of the largest stockpiles of chemical/bio weapons in the world, maybe they'll be able to set one off in the U.S. and most of the population will be affected or infected!
A ton of laughs....Go get um bert!
Tsar Bomba was originally designed to be 100MT(I think) but then they reduced it to 50-57MT (I think) I think another reason for reduction was the level of fallout created.
I don’t think the theory about four well placed 50MT is correct. Super volcanoes, say Yellowstone caldera, are believed to be around 200 or so Megatons.
Nothing is going to come of this... the Norks like to play this brinksmanship game from time to time. Sure pays off for Obama as it takes the minds of the sheeple away from the domestic stuff that really matters.
One more thing, don't give North Korea ANYTHING, not even ONE grain of rice or ONE drop of oil! That is what this whole kabuki theater dance is all about. Little coke-head's entire country, except for the fortunate few, is STARVING to death. The whole mess is about to collapse into the dustbin of history and his fate will end up along side Mussolini, Chauchesque (sp?), Sadam Insane and Kadaffie Duck. The kid is walking dead meat. He just doesn't want to believe it yet. When, not if North Korea collapses the starving millions are going to tear little FAT BOY apart and eat him! The day that happens, the whole free world will rejoice.
Can little coke-head fat boy shoot off some missiles, destroy part or all of South Korea... sure. BUT he is a dead man the second he does so and the minute his troops see the wealth of the South and all of the food... they will know that their own government has LIED to them for decades and little coke-head fat boy, along with all of their oppressors will be grist for the mill.
Not in a happy place watching the news tonight.
Media refusing to cover Gosnell trial of abortion clinic..
IRS within the law reading personal e-mails
Senate moving ahead with plans to make it difficult for people to purchase firearms
and Obama on the news giving North Korea a stern warning to stop being so belligerent...will it be a test that lands in the pacific or multiple missiles launched with potential nuclear warheads... I don’t know but I sure as hell hope somebody does.
Regardless how it all this ends.... we had a snow day today and made snowmen with our four children in 7 inches of wet spring snow. We are thankful and trust God and pray for his Mercy, though we don’t deserve it.
It can be argued that San Fran is not really America but like the north east is neoEuropa
They could wipe out a flock of geese, which would really tick off PETA.
The latest, just reported on Fox News, is that an ‘accidentally’ declassifed portion of an intelligence analysis on North Korea was read in Congress today aloud, and it revealed that the U.S. intelligence community believes with ‘a moderate level of confidence’ that the North Koreans do indeed have the capability to put a nuke on an ICBM. The government has been lying to us for years, and the jug-eared pussy in the White Hut is probably sh!tting his drawers now that the truth is out.
This week has been particularly discouraging.
Taking it one day at a time, and praying. The sun has to come out sometime.
Bomb Pelosi’s district?
Why would the Norks bonb an ally?